25 January 2018
Trees on livestock farms

AFINET meeting - Shropshire

15 February 2018
Trees on arable farms

AFINET meeting - Cambridgeshire



18 January 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed launched

New project launched for organic pig and poultry farmers to find solutions for 100% use of organic and regional feed

17 January 2018
Agroforestry innovation leaflets published

Factsheets produced by AGFORWARD on Innovation and best practice



19 January 2018
Inspirational farmer-partner wanted for organic research farm

ORC wishes to appoint an inspirational share-farmer partner to manage its 80 ha Elm Farm in Berkshire from November 2018.

11th Organic Producers' Conference
Rising to the challenge: Practical organic farming solutions for an uncertain future

The 11th Organic Producers' Conference was held on Wednesday 1st February and Thursday 2nd February 2017 at Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET

ORCís annual Organic Producersí Conference is the event where organic and other producers interested in ecological approaches to sustainable food production come together with researchers and advisers to share ideas on making agriculture perform better, for their businesses and society.

Organic Producers' Conference 2017

Session Proceedings

Download full conference programme with abstracts and biographies here

Opening plenary: Organic farmingís role in future food and farming policy

The Brexit decision opens up huge questions about food, farming and environmental policies in the UK. Can new UK policies respond better to addressing the big issues, including public health, climate change, soil and biodiversity conservation? What can organic food and farming, and the organic movement, contribute to this process? What issues should we be thinking about in developing future policy priorities, during this conference and beyond?

Closing plenary: Envisioning the way forward

What could the future of organic food and farming in the UK look like and how do we get there? What are the priorities for action in the next 12-24 months? The closing plenary will feature feedback from the different strands (presented by the rapporteurs from the pre-lunch workshops).

  • Summary of the closing plenary from workshop strands
  • Nic Lampkin (ORC): Envisioning a future for organic food and farming in the UK
  • Selected comments and conclusions
  • Conference proceedings